The ARCS Framework for sustainable school improvement lies at the heart of Communities for Learning’s work. Grounded in many years of research and practice, this framework is a simple and profound set of principles and practices for thinking and acting as an individual, a group and an organization.
Structured around four core elements - Alignment, Representation Culture, and Sustainability - ARCS provides schools with the language, tools and processes necessary to engage all stakeholders in actions focused on continuous improvement. Strength-focused and comprehensive, ARCS enables schools to enhance those existing structures, norms, and dispositions that contribute to lasting improvement while limiting or removing those that do not. Organizations that implement ARCS become robust, responsible and resilient.